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Google Tease Reveal of New Gaming Platform

Google will host a keynote address at next month’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) where it teased “all will be revealed”.

Many are speculating that since its game streaming service, Project Stream, ended its four-month beta-test of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on Chrome last month, the keynote will centre around the results and future plans for Google gaming.

With Project Stream, Google aimed to provide interactive content with minimal lag — the biggest hurdle with streaming graphics-heavy games.

As Google has a large cloud infrastructure, it is one of the companies that might actually make game-streaming a viable avenue for gamers.

Included in the email was an animated GIF inviting receivers to “gather around” for the Google keynote, scheduled for 19 March 2019 a the Moscone Centre in San Francisco.

The GIF features an animated tunnel with a light at the end of it, signifying the end of a journey — which again suggests that Project Stream has some news to share.

Google usually has a presence at GDC with develop-focused events for Android game developers, this year’s event appears to be something different.

Back in February 2018, The Information reported that Google was developing a game streaming service, codenamed “Yeti,” that could stream on Chromecast or a special Google console.

Many are predicted that game streaming could do for games what Netflix and Hulu have done for movies and television programming.

But Google isn’t alone. It faces competition from Sony, Microsoft, NintendoAmazon, EA Games, and potentially even Apple.

The Game Developers Conference is taking place from March 18-22 in San Francisco

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